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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
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    Northern Vermont
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    Default Deep Sky Lookup (?)

    We now have ACP-8 and Scheduler-8, and I'm impressed with how easy it is to add a new plan, and how quick & easy it is to get the coordinates with Deep Sky Catalog Search.

    Some of our users will be submitting plans via ACP Planner (we have 4.2.6), but we don't seem to be able to access any deep sky coordinates through Planner. To my knowledge, we've been using Planner for ~3.5 years without this feature working. How do I connect Planner to a deep sky database so this look-up feature will work?

    Thank you kindly,

    Brad Vietje
    Newbury, VT

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
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    Virgil, NY
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    Hi Brad,
    Is this still an issue for your? No one answered before, and you may have already resolved this.

    When I run Planner independently of ACP, I don't have any problem entering a named object and searching the Deep Sky catalog. To be honest, I don't know how the catalog is actually linked to Planner, so I can't help you if the problem is related to the existence of, or link to, the catalog.

    But the Planner help file has pretty clear instructions on how to search the catalog. In the help file, look in Contents, and select Checking Deep Sky Names, under the Stand-Alone Use folder.

    Installing ACP should have installed Planner and connected things properly. If you're still having a problem, please ask for more help.
    Dick
    www.VirgilObservatory.us
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